Opeth To Enter Studio Next Month

Opeth will enter Atlantis studios (formerly Metronome studios) in Stockholm on January 31, 2011 to begin recording their tenth album for a fall 2011 release via Roadrunner Records.

Opeth To Enter Studio Next Month
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Swedish progressive metallers Opeth will enter Atlantis studios (formerly Metronome studios) in Stockholm on January 31, 2011 to begin recording their tenth album for a fall 2011 release via Roadrunner Records. Jens Bogren (Soilwork, Katatonia, Paradise Lost, Bloodbath) will engineer the effort while mixing duties will be handled by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree). The new material has been described by the band as "good." Opeth's last album, "Watershed" (2008), sold more than 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 23 on The Billboard 200 chart. Its predecessor, "Ghost Reveries", debuted at No. 64 on the Billboard chart back in September 2005 with first-week sales of just under 15,000. Opeth's 2003 album, "Damnation", opened with a little over 5,000 copies. As part of the ongoing celebration of their 20th anniversary, Opeth released live footage and audio from the band's performance at London's famed Royal Albert Hall. The concert (recorded on April 5, 2010) included two sets, the first consisting of the band performing 2000's now-classic, breakthrough epic "Blackwater Park" in its entirety, and the second, a chronologically arranged selection of material from the rest of OPETH's extensive catalogue, totaling almost three hours of music. "In Live Concert At The Royal Albert Hall" is, like the rest of Opeth's greatest work, "purposefully warped in all the right places" (Decibel). The front cover artwork concept pays tribute to Deep Purple's "Concerto for Group and Orchestra", underlining the band's longstanding love for their prog-rock roots. Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

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    edgeyyz
    metalbaswee wrote: Good news, this makes 2011 an even more exciting music year!
    I know, there seems to be a ton of great bands putting out stuff next year.
    shred_wizzard
    Heavens_To_Hell wrote: The new material has been described by the band as "good." Ha that's a relief.
    haha, best album description ever
    deftools
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    korinaflyingv wrote: really hope this is better than watershed
    +1 , not that watershed was musically brilliant as per any opeth release, its was just a bit too soft for my liking, i would be stoked if the new one was more like the morningrise days.
    voodoochile000
    holy fish paste. this makes me want to go out into the misty forests of old in a black robe with a lantern and a wooden staff until I reach a small brook where I can dance with the village dwarfs where we recite incantations and spells to the mighty tyr. then we proceed to dance around a burning fire while playing pan flutes, large drums and lutes. then we will probably sacrifice something as an offering to the gods and we shall proceed back to village square in which everyone gathers to participate in some sort of black magic ritual. so yea, like i said.... holy fish paste.
    Mr.Rodgers
    bassman434 wrote: one the best and most underrated bands IMO, can't wait!
    underrated? where the hell have you been living? And on topic, I can't wait to hear what they will do this time.
    Pat_s1t
    jimmyled wrote: YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!!!! I can't wait!!!
    I was about to say the exact same thing. Fucking yes!
    Gman400
    Ehhh, I'll get it but I haven't been a huge fan of the last 2 albums.
    kamjam7
    AAAGGHH i wish they wouldn't announce it this early!! It's gonna be a long 9 months! Haha @ kayne west article really creative. What about Mikael's Solo album?!! :'{
    hanselrocks1
    the reason i like these guys sp ,uch is cuz they have classic prog influence...they sound so much like Camel cept with a new twist on it.
    Mazzakazza
    The new material has been described by the band as "good." I bet it was Mikael who said this, haha.
    voodoochile000 wrote: holy fish paste. this makes me want to go out into the misty forests of old in a black robe with a lantern and a wooden staff until I reach a small brook where I can dance with the village dwarfs where we recite incantations and spells to the mighty tyr. then we proceed to dance around a burning fire while playing pan flutes, large drums and lutes. then we will probably sacrifice something as an offering to the gods and we shall proceed back to village square in which everyone gathers to participate in some sort of black magic ritual. so yea, like i said.... holy fish paste.
    You've...never listened to Opeth before, have you.
    SharpObject
    Really exciting to hear. Opeth has gotta be one of the great hard rock bands of today. I personally don't know how Mikael is going to top Watershed. I thought that album was a masterpiece. Mike if you're reading this DONT let your knuckle-dragging fans pidgeon-hole you into a metal record! I know that you will put out good music.
    Deified
    As long as the album stuff is better than the Throat of Winter, ugh.
    kennmi
    ill say, watershed was alot softer, but they had some really good moments now that theyve worked with their keyboardist a bit more and let him have a larger writing influence. besides, i just put all the opeth albums on shuffle and then its magical goodness no matter what song comes up!
    Jon777
    Glad to hear that Steven Wilson will be helping out again! I can't ****ing wait!
    Paramecium302
    jimmyled wrote: YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!!!! I can't wait!!!
    my thoughts exactly.
    Linkerman
    Eheheh, i've know this since a couple weeks ago. Anyway, it's awesome news. A new album from one of my favourite bands of all time to look forward to is always nice.
    mishax92
    The new material has been described by the band as "good."
    I genuinely burst out laughing when I read that. Anyway, cant wait, Watershed was my favorite album thus far, so I really think these guys are at their peak at the moment, so I shall be expecting more material of such quality.
    Eirien
    rockaholic124 wrote: I thought Mikael was working with Steven Wilson on an album before either went into the studio again. What happened to storm corrosion?
    From what interviews I've seen they've got a lot of material written but said they are in no rush to release it yet and they're going to take some time to make sure it's just as they intend it to be.
    Eirien
    Awesome, Opeth is a band that just keeps getting better and better.
    rockaholic124
    I thought Mikael was working with Steven Wilson on an album before either went into the studio again. What happened to storm corrosion?
    Tarsplitter
    mishax92 wrote: The new material has been described by the band as "good." I genuinely burst out laughing when I read that.
    Same here! I'm a rather new fan so I still have a couple of earlier albums to dig into but it seems like this will be released just in time.
    katz_ug
    Opeth and Steven Wilson. Definitely the best of combination. I'm expecting a brilliant record.
    RiffYourFaceOff
    Awesome! An Opeth album and BTBAM EP in the same year. Can't wait to hear more of their "good" music.
    dial-a-death
    I'd like a mix between Still Life and Ghost Reveries. Much as I like Blackwater Park, I honestly think those albums are better.
    Sakke
    Gosh, I can't wait to hear more Opeth! I hope they returned into more Ghost Reveries than Watershed, which was a little bit light..